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Man rescued after car ends up on roof in 'terrible' conditions

Firefighters staged a daring rescue after a man became 'trapped' in his car when it slid down a dyke in Preesall.
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County Hall

Ambitious plan to boost Fylde education

County Hall chiefs have launched a “Lancashire Ambition” plan to make sure all children have access to a good education.

Education
Magellan Aerospace

Fylde coast aerospace workers choose union

Skilled aviation manufacturing workers have overwhelmingly voted in favour of having Unite the union represent their interests at Magellan Aerospace in Blackpool.

Business
Elaine Ireland

Blackpool woman's recipe for business success

A young relative’s troubles with coeliac disease proved food for thought for one Fylde Coast woman who was inspired to go on to found her own business.

Business
A coffee morning and fair raising funds for Action for Children was held at Lytham Methodist Church hall.
 Serving mince pies are Julie Butler (left) and Beryl Crossley.

Festive fun and fundraising in Fylde

It’s the season for some festive fund-raising!

News
Blackpool magistrates court

Blackpool: From the courts 18-12-17

Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

News
A previous Lytham St Annes Lions swimarathon at St Annes YMCA Pool

Lytham St Annes Lions' charity swim on course for a record entry

A charity swimarathon with a history dating back more than 30 years is on course for its biggest entry yet.

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Christmas can be like a scene fromNational Lampoons Christmas Vacation

The common and not so common injuries sustained at Christmas

The festive period is a time for family, friends and happiness. The worst thing most people face is a bit of digestive discomfort from overeating.
Offbeat
Sue Lowe, volunteer coordinator at Lytham Hall

New feature at Hall for winter walkers

A new walking trail has been launched at Lytham Hall – just in time for those who might fancy taking a break from Christmas preparations or walking off those festive excesses.

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Festive challenges of a supermarket worker: ‘One man brought back a turkey he’d already eaten’

Festive challenges of a supermarket worker: ‘One man brought back a turkey he’d already eaten’

It’s that time of year again - shops shelves start to fill with overpriced and even smaller boxes of Quality Street and the queues at the till reach round the store.

Business
Debate around presumed consent

Would you give up your organs to save a life?

To donate or not to donate - that is the question.

Health 1
MISSING: Police appeal for man who may be in Blackpool

MISSING: Police appeal for man who may be in Blackpool

Police are asking residents in Blackpool to familiarise themselves with a picture of a missing man they believe may be in the area.

Crime

Bemused police in marked police car watch driver 'jump lights'

Police in Mereside were bemused this morning when a driver performed a less than legal move in front of a marked police car.
Crime
Rebecca Bowman from St Annes, who suffered postnatal depression

‘I didn’t feel connected to baby while I was pregnant’

Mum Rebecca Bowman was hospitalised with depression after the birth of her second child.
Health
Philip Higgs

Bus boss banned for 'harassing inspector'

A Blackpool bus firm has been ordered to cease operations after a tribunal ruled its owner had harassed a government inspector.

Blackpool
Knuckleheads in Cleveleys opened late last year after 250,000 investment

Shock as indoor play area announces it will be 'closed until further notice' and put up for sale

An indoor play area has announced it will be 'closed until further notice' and placed up for sale.
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Trevor Sinclair

Ex-Blackpool star due in court

Former Blackpool footballer Trevor Sinclair is due back before magistrates on Tuesday.

Lytham
Poulton and Wyre Railway Society (PWRS) working on the line
Pic courtesy of D Gregory, PWRS

New rail service linking towns moves a step closer

Plans to establish a heritage rail link between Fleetwood and Poulton have been given a vital extra push along the tracks.
Fleetwood
Stock image

Arsonist believed to have torched motorbike in South Shore

A motorbike was deliberately torched in the early hours of this morning, firefighters believe.

Crime 1
(Picture: Lancashire Road Policing Unit/Twitter)

'Uninsured and drunk' driver arrested after being pulled over for going TWICE the speed limit

An uninsured motorist was arrested in Poulton in the early hours of this morning for alleged drink-driving, police said.
Crime
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